10% more professional opportunities available in September 2015 compared to the same month last year

Aldagh McDonogh 15.10.2015

Regional jobs recovery continues with steady growth outside of Dublin driven by Financial Services, Life Sciences and Professional Services sectors.

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Highlights Overall:

  • Nationally, 10% more professional opportunities available in September 2015 compared to the same month last year.
  • 4% more professional jobs came to market in September compared to the previous month.
  • 20% increase in the number of professionals entering the jobs market, compared to September 2014.
  • Within IT, the demand for Java developers has risen considerably over the last three months, with the requirement for talent spread equally between the Multinational and SME sector.
  • There was strong growth in Big Data related positions this month.
  • Increase in demand for newly qualified accountants – small and medium sized practices face challenges to attract trainee and graduate talent.
  • The positive start to 2015 for regional jobs growth has continued throughout the year, driven by financial services, life sciences and professional services sector growth.


Regional Insights:

  • Professional job vacancies almost double in Cork compared to September 2014 while  Limerick sees an increase of 21% compared to the same month last year.
  • Technical engineering professionals within the Life Sciences sectors are in high demand regionally – the scope and range of roles on offer is attracting candidates from Dublin and internationally.
  • The professional services sector has seen continued growth outside of Dublin as practices hire cross all levels. The traditional accountancy firms are evolving and require a broader skill set than previously from HR to IT, as well as finance, digital analytics and marketing.
  • Demand for accountants is high across the country, with multiple job offers for qualified candidates.
  • Job flow within the IT sector generally outside of Dublin was up 5% on the previous month
  • Regionally the demand continues for core European languages, with particular emphasis on French & German speakers.


View the full press release and commentary for the September Employment Monitor here.

Morgan McKinley's Irish Employment Monitor measures the pulse of the Irish professional jobs market by tracking the number of new job opportunities and professionals seeking new roles within the Republic of Ireland each month.

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